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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
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Description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West...
Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm.
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Battleship Iowa Museum Admission in Los Angeles

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Nice bit of history located in an interesting city of San Pedro

In the city of San Pedro, near the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports is the WWII battleship IOWA. This low slung ship under-states the massive firepower and destructive force of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

In the city of San Pedro, near the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports is the WWII battleship IOWA. This low slung ship under-states the massive firepower and destructive force of this fighting vessel. This vessel has recently moved to town is still a work in progress. This self guided tour is not recommended for those with impaired mobility, narrow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The USS Iowa is a great way to spend a couple of hours. The docents are very knowledgable and are very happy to share their knowledge with you. I would certainly recommend a visit.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This past summer, I spent several hours on a tour of the Battleship Iowa with a group of fellow history teachers. It was a great experience! There is so much history and I was impressed with how much of the ship we were able to see. I strongly encourage history lovers to visit this ship! This ship was the 1st... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Service veterans provide awesome detail and information. Make a day of it, stop here and in San Pedro. It is an excellent day for locals and a great time for the tourist, especially if you like military history.

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Northfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is an impressive warship, self guided tour supported by volunteer veterans telling great stories about the ship. Worth detour.

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Muscatine, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Located about 45 minutes from motel. Staffed completely by volunteers and the refurbishing work is all done with donated funds and labor. Self-guided tour, but plenty of signage. Many ship ladders between levels for steps - quite steep, not suited for those with mobility issues. We had several younger children with us and were able to negotiate the steps, but... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Plan a day and go visit the USS Battleship Iowa and the Merchant Marine Ship the S.S. Lane Victory. Both ships have a very rich history. Great for everyone from families to school and other groups to visit. It will take you all day to visit both ships, and be sure to wear close toed shoes. No sandals. Check out... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What an amazing ship. The guides around the ship are very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely the highlight of our trip to that area. I highly recommend this stop along the coast.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When we visited, all of the tours hadn't been fully implemented. The tour we took was a great taste of what it would have been like to live/work aboard the ship. The little kids didn't love it as much as I did, but I'll be back by myself to take other tours.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is so much to see on this amazing boat! The history provided by the volunteers/tour guides are detailed and provide much detail into the operations and places the Iowa has been. Well worth the time spent!

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